Tributes continued to pour in yesterday for late music icon Nana "Coyote" Motijoane, who died on Monday.
Mabutho Sithole, president of the Creative Workers Union of SA, said: "It is sad to lose another cultural icon after we lost Busi Mhlongo and Bhekumuzi Luthuli. Coyote was a creative worker who took his work seriously, which was evident in his performances."
Jabu Ngwenya, former president of SA Music Association, said: "Nana was a professional and understood what it took to be a musician."
Promoter Rose Katz said Motijoane was SA's best kept secret.
"He had a good voice but it's a pity that he never reached where he was supposed to."
Peter Tladi, former president of SA Music Promoters Association, said: "It is a great loss for the country."
CWUSA general secretary, Oupa Lebogo, said: "We can tour the world now, we will never find that voice again, which was unique and powerful."
Boikie Mohlamme, CWUSA honorary president, said: "Nana worked hard to see the union growing and succeeding."
China Mpololo, president of Sampa, said: "It's a great loss to the arts industry. I have known Nana for a long time, having worked with him very early in my career."
Phil Hollis booked Motijoane to perform at the Legends Spectacular Music Festival in Mafikeng, North West, where he did a duet with Steve Kekana three weeks ago.
"Typically, he vanished and appeared towards the end of the set and blew the socks off the excited crowd.
"I will remember Nana as a colourful and most outrageous character in the industry. He was extremely talented too," he said.